FDPPI is developing Data Protection Professionals who are appropriately skilled in relevant law, and other knowledge and skills required to be an effective Data Protection.

The Complete Certification program developed by FDPPI consists of 5 modules of which Module I on Indian Laws and Module G on Global laws have already been rolled out. The three other modules envisaged under this comprehensive skill development program consists of “Technology”, “Audit” and “Behavioural Skills” out of which the “Audit” module is being rolled out now.

The Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 (PDPB 2019) is expected to be law soon and there will be a surge of demand for trained Data Protection Professionals in India in the coming months. It is expected that many organizations would also be scrambling to put in place a compliance program to conform to the requirements of the emerging Personal Data Protection Act in India.

It was therefore decided  to launch the module on Audit in the month of January 2021 to supplement the Law related modules namely Module I and Module G.

This program  covers the following four distinct topics

a) Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)

b) Harm Audits

c) Data Breach Audits

d) Data Protection Law Compliance audit including a detailed discussion of PDPSI framework and accompanying Data Trust Score (DTS) mechanism.

The detailed coverage is indicated below

Session Topic
1 Introduction to Data Audit…
2 Overview of PDPB 2019
3 Harm Audit and DPIA Audit .. Example
4 Data breach Audit… Example
5 Data Protection Compliance Audit
Optional Assignment-2
6 PDPSI- Standards
7 PDPSI- Implementation Specifications: 1: Management Controls
8 PDPSI- Implementation Specifications: 2: DPO Controls
9 PDPSI- Implementation Specifications: 3: Legal and HR Controls
10 PDPSI- Implementation Specifications: 4:  IT Controls
11  DTS
12 Discussions
Mandatory Assignment 3

FDPPI is adopting the Personal Data Protection Standard of India (PDPSI) as a foundation framework on which organizations can seek “Certification of Compliance” and an assessment of Data Trust Score  as envisaged in PDPB 2019.

Persons who pass through the three modules Module I on Indian data protection laws, Module G on Global Data Protection Laws and Module A on Data Audit skills,  would be initially  able to provide implementation consultancy and some of them would also be able to certify organizations for compliance.

Such persons have been issued additional certificates titled

“Certified Global Privacy and Data Protection Consultant” and “Certified Global Data Protection Auditor”, respectively.(Sample certificates below)

The Concept of PDPSI with its set of Standards and Implementation Specifications can help an organization to implement a compliance program on its own and if necessary, seek certification. In case they so desire, they can use the assistance of consultants to implement the PDPSI framework within their organization.

The Module-A of the “Certified Data Protection Professional” covers different aspects o PDPSI in detail so that the participants can provide necessary consultation to companies on implementation of personal data protection laws including the forthcoming law in India based on PDPB 2019 as well as the GDPR or other laws which are already prevalent.

FDPPI certifications require a mandatory training as prescribed. While training programs may be organized by our accredited training partners from time to time either as offline or online programs, FDPPI also has made available some online training available on tap through streaming videos.

Interested persons may either avail the streaming video training or wait for other programs to be scheduled from time to time.

The online streaming training cum certification includes access to the streaming videos and reading material followed by online examination. Certification requires a minimum cut off marks in the examination. Those who may not attempt the exam or able to pass the cut off limits, may opt for “Participation Certificate”.

The online streaming video based training with examination is presently priced at Rs 10,000/- for Module I and Rs 15,000/- for Module G, and Rs 15000/- for Module A. (18% GST additional)

The price for all the three programs taken together would be Rs 40,000/-. (18% GST additional)

Cost of other online and offline programs would be announced by our training partners separately.

Persons interested in enrolling for the currently available streaming video based program may kindly complete the form below and make the necessary payment.

The common form for both Module I, or Module G or for the Combo offers, is available here.

The default membership would be the basic membership. Those who would like to apply for Foundation membership may contact FDPPI by email. They need to pay an additional fee and sign a guarantee obligation as per the Memorandum and Articles of the Company since FDPPI is a Section 8 company limited by guarantees.

Persons interested in enrolling for the program may kindly complete the form below and make the necessary payment.

The same form can also be used for registration for other modules also. The form is  available here.


Application for Enrollment for Certification Program

Registration for Certification Modules

P.S: Training is offered by Cyber Law College (Ujvala Consultants Pvt Ltd) as Training Partner

For more details, contact FDPPI over email. over fdppi@

Kindly note that the sessions of the training program will be recorded and used subsequently.